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L’ancien dirigeant de la miroiterie Schultz président de la CPME 53



Raphaël Alexandre a été désigné président de la CPME 53, la confédération des petites et moyennes entreprises de la Mayenne, jeudi 9 janvier 2020. Ce n’est pas son premier mandat au sein de l’institution : il a déjà occupé les postes de vice-président à l’industrie et à l’artisanat.

Directeur de la miroiterie Schultz à Saint-Berthevin jusqu’en 2016, Raphaël Alexandre a créé en 2018 l’agence Cheval et Patrimoine spécialisée dans le tourisme équestre. « Nos adhérents se composent essentiellement d’artisans qui travaillent seuls, rappelle le nouveau président. Notre mission reste de les aider au quotidien. »


Acquisition of a mirror factory by Cevino glass in the Lyon region


The mirror of the North of France which has been operating since 2012 from the Dubrulle and Kap Glass mirrors has just bought the mirror of Ponchara, Tecni bombage from its manager Jean Mas. Tecni bombage is one of the major French players in the field of curved glass with around fifty employees and a turnover of around 8 million euros.

Cevino glass which bought in 2018 the mirror maker Nealtis operating in the Paris region now has 14 production sites in France

100 years for the Charles Costa mirror shop




For 100 years, each of the 4 generations has seen their father invest in the Charles Costa business, without counting his time, deploying a lot of effort and always with passion


We are happy to celebrate this year the extraordinary anniversary of our centenary.


Be sure that the satisfaction of our customers will always remain at the heart of our priorities as well as the respect of commitments with our partners.


I join with all my colleagues in presenting to you our best wishes for health, success and serenity for this new year 2020.



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Sarthe. L’entreprise Grav’Or ce week-end à l’Élysée

L’entreprise mancelle de gravure sur verre, fait partie des 100 entreprises sélectionnées pour l’exposition « Fabriqué en France » qui se déroule les 18 et 19 janvier 2020 à l’Elysée.

Les samedi 18 et dimanche 19 janvier 2020, 100 entreprises françaises – sélectionnées parmi 1 750 dossiers – présenteront le savoir-faire « Fabriqué en France » de 100 départements français, à l’Élysée. L’entreprise mancelle Grav’Or a été retenue pour représenter la Sarthe.

Nommée aux Talents de la Sarthe 2018 dans la catégorie « entreprise », la société de miroiterie et décoration sur verre présentera ce week-end un paravent avec gravure à la main, feuille d’or et laquage en églomisé précise le site de l’Élysée.



Vandalism during demonstrations in France


During the demonstrations of yellow vests, acts of vandalism have multiplied in several large cities. Shop windows were broken, at a frequency never before seen by glazier professionals. So much so that everything can not be repaired quickly.

In the hours following the days of demonstrations the streets of the big cities were cleared of garbage cans and cars burned during the demonstrations. But the many broken windows still bear witness to the violence that has reigned. Glazing professionals speak of an unprecedented level: "It's chaos, we've never faced such damage." Usually when there are demonstrations, the procession moves from one place to another. point A to point B, and it is especially the shopkeepers at the end of the circuit who are subjected to acts of vandalism, where the damage is spread over many streets, "says Alexandre Costa, vice president of the union of glass installers flat (UDIVP) which brings together nearly 250 companies. "Last weekend, we had already had some requests, but it is really since Monday morning that we feel a certain panic.We had calls from merchants installed rue de la Boetie or on the boulevard Haussmann (Editor's note: in the 8th arrondissement of Paris) ", abounds the manager of BH Vitrier Paris.

For traders, the urgency is to secure their shops. Shop window installers are therefore asked first to install plywood sheets, a first step before handing new windows.

Turn to insurers

The UDIVP fears that in a rush, some traders will appeal to companies that improvise glazier. "The professionals are mobilized, but the demand is strong, they will first favor their usual customers.Some traders can then appeal to building companies or auto-entrepreneurs who do not necessarily have the skills or practice of tariffs too high, "warns the vice president of the UDIVP. Some rumors also run that the costs will be borne by the state, which may push merchants to accept any rates while they will never be reimbursed.

His advice: turn to his insurer, who will provide the approach to follow and give them the addresses of professionals who apply agreed rates that will be covered by their insurance. Because the replacement of a showcase represents a budget, especially for high-end glasses. "For shops on the Champs-Elysées or Avenue Montaigne, they are anti-reflection or burglar-proof glasses that are used, which can cost between 15,000 to 20,000 euros," said Alexandre Costa.

Some traders are waiting to see the rest of the movement

Faced with this unprecedented demand, it is not the supply of glass that will cause concern, but rather the availability of glaziers to carry out the projects. Some will call on temporary workers to replace them as soon as possible. But some traders had to wait and spend the holiday season with plywood plates as a showcase.

And then some traders play caution. "I have customers who do not want to proceed with the installation of the new window, they are waiting to see what is planned for the next weekend, so as not to have to replace it twice in a row" , testifies the manager of BH Vitrier Paris.